Herb Jars - Blackberry Leaves
Blackberry leaves in an adorable mason jar.
Blackberry is easily recognizable and enjoyed for its flavorful, sun-ripened berries. Rubus fruticosus has a long history of use for its healthful properties. Blackberry leaves can be used as a gentle astringent tonic in herbal teas and have a pleasant, fruity flavor. Blackberry leaf can also be applied in topical applications such as toners, washes, lotions, and more.
Traditionally blackberry leaf tea is used for a sore throat, sore gums or mouth ulcers. The leaves are high in Vitamin C and hydrolysable tannins and flavonoids. The astringent qualities of the tannins help to tonify mucosa. For this reason it's also said to be useful for gastrointestinal inflammation and diarrhea.
Ingredients: Certified organic blackberry leaves (rubus fruticosus)
Directions: Steep 1-2 teaspoons in 8 ounces of water (175˚ - 185˚) for 5 - 10 minutes to make blackberry leaf tea. Add honey for taste, if desired.
Storage: Keep in a cool, dark, dry place
Sourced from: Mountain Rose Herbs
Grown in: Bulgaria